1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:03 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:16 am UTC

Freddie Mercury, I am sorry I have to do this.

"Who wants to wait forever"
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever


There's a Time for us
There was a castle for us
It's just this thing
built in our dreams
That sea takes away from us

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to wait forever

There's no tide for us
It's all been unknown to us
This world and all of its own secrets
are hidden from us

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to build forever

Who dares to explore together
Oh oo woh, when molpy attacks

But heal my knee with your flags
Let it heal as the flag captures scars
And we can walk forever
And we can explore together
Forever is now today

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to build forever
Forever is now today

Who Waits for it anyway?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:24 am UTC

People? Rising dust? Glinting in the light? Could it really be that my fanciful prediction was correct? Could it be the TdF riders off n the distance? If it is, I think my head shall explode. :shock:

In any case, I think it is interesting that Megan is specific about it being dust, and not smoke. Dust rising up would indicate, in my mind, movement: either someone moving rapidly, or many people moving at once. But the glinting she spotted leaves me to believe that it may be some kind of vehicle on a road, kicking up dust. Perhaps, though, a caravan of many people, might cause the the dust, with objects on wagons causing the glinting. Or perhaps one of these:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby LittleBunnyFuFu » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:29 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:
"Who wants to wait forever"

Nice!!!

Of course all I can think of now is a bunch of immortalpies trying to cut each others heads off.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BytEfLUSh » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:33 am UTC

Thank you very much! :) Now I wonder what would happen if I did the "Princes of the universe". :) I guess there would be more heads flying around. :D
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:33 am UTC

Act 1, scene 15


at rise: the campsite of the Timewaiters. Flat ground, mountains in the background. Upstage, the front of BlitzGirl's large tent, draped with a pink feather boa. The (closed) entrance flap is large, in keeping with the tent. Outside the tent is a stand which holds a lance with a long banner on the end of it, a shield emblazoned with a symmetric serif cross, and a bright silver helmet adorned with a large pink flowing tuft that matches the boa decorating the tent. It is early evening.

BlitzGirl emerges from the tent, regally dressed in bright chain battle armor.
Spoiler:
SONG: Onward!
(music to follow - I'm having some trouble with Rosegarden)
BlitzGirl wrote:The time has come, the waiting now is ending.
... Matters must be taken well in hand.
Molpy up my Knights Temporal
Fill the air with verses choral
Gird your loins! The battle's moral!

Onward, Onwards! Onward, molpy army! Come!
The Knights Temporal enter from both sides. They are each in festive armor with lance and shield similar to the ones in front of BlitzGirl's tent. As they sing the next verse, the Knights Temporal retrieve cages of molpies from BlitzGirl's tents and lay them out on the ground, readying them for release. They also bring out a desk and a swiveling desk chair, and set up a command post outside the tent, a bit stage left of center stage.
The Knights Temporal wrote:We come to you, apocalypse impending
... Ready now to follow your command.
Lead us on to greater glory
that our children tell the story
of the battle, grim and gory!

Onward, Onwards! Onward molpy army! Run!
BlitzGirl takes her place at the command post, standing in behind the desk.
The Knights Temporal wrote:By your command, from molpycats defending
... the very ground upon which we all stand
BlitzGirl wrote:Your devotion is outstanding
Give me action! I'm demanding!
The Knights Temporal wrote:with the storyline expanding, lead us...
BlitzGirl and The Knights Temporal wrote:Onward, Onwards! Onward molpy army!
BlitzGirl wrote:It's begun!


BlitzGirl sits in the swiveling desk chair and pushes off towards center stage, spinning in the chair as she does so.
Shouting as she spins in her chair, BlitzGirl wrote:Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
On that command, the Knights Temporal release the cage latches, and the molpies all spring out.

curtain.

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From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
to: director@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: molpies
Whose chirping idea was it to use actual live rowrmolpies and compys and keyboards in your production???? I have seventeen audience members in the hospital, plus your music director, who bore the brunt of the... "activity", on stage left. Twenty four others will only talk to me through lawyers, and the press is wondering if this is the new "3D of theater".

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From: director@ActsOfClerics.org
To: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
Subject: RE: molpies
There's no such thing as bad publicity in show biz. Anyway, the scene just didn't work with stuffed animals on springs. What kind of crazy suggestion was that? it's supposed to be believable. And while I'm at it, why does the movie department get all the neat special effects, and we are stuck with imbeciles who can't tell the difference between a sound cue and a light cue? It was the end of the act - we have an entire intermission to clean up. Yes, it is too bad about the music director. I expect you are out finding another one for next week's performances?

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From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: director@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: RE: molpies

> It's supposed to be believable.


If you want believable, see attached. Those are the doctor bills so far. I thought you learned your lesson after the kettledrum incident. As for the music director, that will be a bit of a problem. The orchestra is demanding hazardous duty pay, and I'm having a hard time finding conductors that are also lion tamers. It's not a popular combination.

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From: stagemanager@ActsOfClerics.org
To: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
Subject: RE: molpies

> ...after the kettledrum incident

That's totally not fair. Our entire budget for sets was a hundred dollars. The script called for climbable trees, and you wouldn't shell out the money for anything more than cardboard and a tippy chair! A hundred dollars wouldn't even pay for the perrier they spill on the movie set over at MGM. Get some money from the motion picture division and apply it to the stage version, then we'll talk.

> ...finding conductors that are also lion tamers...
What's a "lion"?

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From: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
To: stagemanager@ActsOfClerics.org
CC: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org, staff@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: RE: fwd: re: molpies

> A hundred dollars wouldn't even pay for the perrier they spill on the movie set.

What of it? What would you have us drink, tap water? This is the movies. Remember, when we do something on the film set, it's enshrined in celluloid for millions of people worldwide, not to mention the TV, DVD, and youtube rights. It has to envelop the viewer or it won't sell. No money, no movie. Your theater, if you don't mind my saying, holds a hundred people at a time. It's quaint, but hardly a megamoneymaker. There's just no comparison.

I've attached a bottle of Perrier. Have a party! (That is, if your staff can figure out how to open it!

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From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: can you read?
Quaint?? Have you ever been to a live theater? Or read a book?

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From: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
To: research@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: fwd: can you read:
What's a book?
==== begin forwarded message ====
From: producer@ riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: AOC@ MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: can you read?
Quaint?? Have you ever been to a live theater? Or read a book?


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby edo » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:35 am UTC

I think glinting is the rarest word they've used.

Tis the glint of steel on steel, and the dust of charging armies?!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:41 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:"Who wants to wait forever"
Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
Spoiler:
There's a Time for us
There was a castle for us
It's just this thing
built in our dreams
That sea takes away from us

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to wait forever

There's no tide for us
It's all been unknown to us
This world and all of its own secrets
are hidden from us

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to build forever

Who dares to explore together
Oh oo woh, when molpy attacks

But heal my knee with your flags
Let it heal as the flag captures scars
And we can walk forever
And we can explore together
Forever is now today

Who wants to build forever
Who wants to build forever
Forever is now today

Who Waits for it anyway?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:41 am UTC

ucim wrote:
Act 1, scene 15


at rise: the campsite of the Timewaiters. Flat ground, mountains in the background. Upstage, the front of BlitzGirl's large tent, draped with a pink feather boa. The (closed) entrance flap is large, in keeping with the tent. Outside the tent is a stand which holds a lance with a long banner on the end of it, a shield emblazoned with a symmetric serif cross, and a bright silver helmet adorned with a large pink flowing tuft that matches the boa decorating the tent. It is early evening.

BlitzGirl emerges from the tent, regally dressed in bright chain battle armor.
Spoiler:
SONG: Onward!
(music to follow - I'm having some trouble with Rosegarden)
BlitzGirl wrote:The time has come, the waiting now is ending.
... Matters must be taken well in hand.
Molpy up my Knights Temporal
Fill the air with verses choral
Gird your loins! The battle's moral!

Onward, Onwards! Onward, molpy army! Come!
The Knights Temporal enter from both sides. They are each in festive armor with lance and shield similar to the ones in front of BlitzGirl's tent. As they sing the next verse, the Knights Temporal retrieve cages of molpies from BlitzGirl's tents and lay them out on the ground, readying them for release. They also bring out a desk and a swiveling desk chair, and set up a command post outside the tent, a bit stage left of center stage.
The Knights Temporal wrote:We come to you, apocalypse impending
... Ready now to follow your command.
Lead us on to greater glory
that our children tell the story
of the battle, grim and gory!

Onward, Onwards! Onward molpy army! Run!
BlitzGirl takes her place at the command post, standing in behind the desk.
The Knights Temporal wrote:By your command, from molpycats defending
... the very ground upon which we all stand
BlitzGirl wrote:Your devotion is outstanding
Give me action! I'm demanding!
The Knights Temporal wrote:with the storyline expanding, lead us...
BlitzGirl and The Knights Temporal wrote:Onward, Onwards! Onward molpy army!
BlitzGirl wrote:It's begun!


BlitzGirl sits in the swiveling desk chair and pushes off towards center stage, spinning in the chair as she does so.
Shouting as she spins in her chair, BlitzGirl wrote:Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!
On that command, the Knights Temporal release the cage latches, and the molpies all spring out.

curtain.

============
From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
to: director@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: molpies
Whose chirping idea was it to use actual live rowrmolpies and compys and keyboards in your production???? I have seventeen audience members in the hospital, plus your music director, who bore the brunt of the... "activity", on stage left. Twenty four others will only talk to me through lawyers, and the press is wondering if this is the new "3D of theater".

============
From: director@ActsOfClerics.org
To: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
Subject: RE: molpies
There's no such thing as bad publicity in show biz. Anyway, the scene just didn't work with stuffed animals on springs. What kind of crazy suggestion was that? it's supposed to be believable. And while I'm at it, why does the movie department get all the neat special effects, and we are stuck with imbeciles who can't tell the difference between a sound cue and a light cue? It was the end of the act - we have an entire intermission to clean up. Yes, it is too bad about the music director. I expect you are out finding another one for next week's performances?

============
From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: director@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: RE: molpies

> It's supposed to be believable.


If you want believable, see attached. Those are the doctor bills so far. I thought you learned your lesson after the kettledrum incident. As for the music director, that will be a bit of a problem. The orchestra is demanding hazardous duty pay, and I'm having a hard time finding conductors that are also lion tamers. It's not a popular combination.

============
From: stagemanager@ActsOfClerics.org
To: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
Subject: RE: molpies

> ...after the kettledrum incident

That's totally not fair. Our entire budget for sets was a hundred dollars. The script called for climbable trees, and you wouldn't shell out the money for anything more than cardboard and a tippy chair! A hundred dollars wouldn't even pay for the perrier they spill on the movie set over at MGM. Get some money from the motion picture division and apply it to the stage version, then we'll talk.

> ...finding conductors that are also lion tamers...
What's a "lion"?

============
From: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
To: stagemanager@ActsOfClerics.org
CC: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org, staff@ActsOfClerics.org
Subject: RE: fwd: re: molpies

> A hundred dollars wouldn't even pay for the perrier they spill on the movie set.

What of it? What would you have us drink, tap water? This is the movies. Remember, when we do something on the film set, it's enshrined in celluloid for millions of people worldwide, not to mention the TV, DVD, and youtube rights. It has to envelop the viewer or it won't sell. No money, no movie. Your theater, if you don't mind my saying, holds a hundred people at a time. It's quaint, but hardly a megamoneymaker. There's just no comparison.

I've attached a bottle of Perrier. Have a party! (That is, if your staff can figure out how to open it!

============
From: producer@riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: can you read?
Quaint?? Have you ever been to a live theater? Or read a book?

============
From: AOC@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
To: research@MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: fwd: can you read:
What's a book?
==== begin forwarded message ====
From: producer@ riverishTheaterByTheBig.org
To: AOC@ MolpyGoldwinMayor.com
Subject: can you read?
Quaint?? Have you ever been to a live theater? Or read a book?


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But uh, shouldn't that be "Cry havoc and let slip the wolpies of war"?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:49 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rule110 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:00 am UTC

BytEfLUSh wrote:Freddie Mercury, I am sorry I have to do this.

"Who wants to wait forever"


Excellent. "There can be molpy one!"

ucim wrote:
Act 1, scene 15


Well, that sure took some interesting turns!

k.bookbinder wrote:People? Rising dust? Glinting in the light? Could it really be that my fanciful prediction was correct? Could it be the TdF riders off n the distance? If it is, I think my head shall explode. :shock:

In any case, I think it is interesting that Megan is specific about it being dust, and not smoke. Dust rising up would indicate, in my mind, movement: either someone moving rapidly, or many people moving at once. But the glinting she spotted leaves me to believe that it may be some kind of vehicle on a road, kicking up dust. Perhaps, though, a caravan of many people, might cause the the dust, with objects on wagons causing the glinting. Or perhaps one of these:
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In this climate, even a settlement or camp (or full-blown town, if the streets aren't paved) could raise dust. Or mining, railroad building, quarrying stone for Cthulhu's undersea pyramids, or just about anything. A geographical survey going on suggests something like an encamped expedition. Maybe they've trekked thousands of kilocues to find the legendary Baobabs, search for the perfect sandcastle medium, or track the elusive arch-criminal LaPetite.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ximenez » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:03 am UTC

ReachONG
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Prediction: "Tonight" will be around July 20H.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:07 am UTC

my war wolpy:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:09 am UTC

Spectacular Acts of the Clerics, Jose! :D With real live molpies! Epic and meta at the same time! Epimeta!
D'aww and an adorable war wolpy. :)

Also, Megan, you're concerning me. You just said "It's far away" -
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and now you're saying it's not far?
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mscha wrote:And a happy 700th post, Jose!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:14 am UTC

Rule110 wrote:In this climate, even a settlement or camp (or full-blown town, if the streets aren't paved) could raise dust. Or mining, railroad building, quarrying stone for Cthulhu's undersea pyramids, or just about anything. A geographical survey going on suggests something like an encamped expedition. Maybe they've trekked thousands of kilocues to find the legendary Baobabs, search for the perfect sandcastle medium, or track the elusive arch-criminal LaPetite.


Hm. Perhaps. But I am not so sure. The kind of dustiness that one might find in a town, caused by day to day activities, I think, would be more of the kind of dustiness limited to the town itself. Not necessarily a rising dust that one might spot on the horizon, with the source of the dust itself unseen. And I think that is more the point. She can see the dust, but not what is causing it, unless she just isn't saying, which makes little sense. Why say "I see dust" and not "I see a town"?

Quarrying might do it, if there was a lot of drilling involved, or perhaps explosives. But might not they have heard such sounds, if they were close enough to spot the rising dust? Railroad building, perhaps not. Unless, again, there was heavy use of explosives, which they likely would have heard or even felt in the ground. No, I think to see dust and nothing else, something would have to be churning up the surface fairly rapidly for an extended amount of time. Now, of course, if you're talking about construction vehicles moving on a dirt road to some mining site or other some such thing, then yes, perhaps so. But again, it would be the vehicles and their movements causing the dust, and not necessarily the mine or settlement.

These are just my thoughts.

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Prediction: "Tonight" will be around July 20H.

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I thought she said it was far. :?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:17 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote: <snippety> Also, Megan, you're concerning me. You just said "It's far away" -
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and now you're saying it's not far?


Is this more evidence of GLR's ineffability?
Or a sign of Megan's blood loss which has contributed to declining cognitive abilities ?
Perhaps the brain-eating amoeba has gotten her too now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:24 am UTC

fhorn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote: <snippety> Also, Megan, you're concerning me. You just said "It's far away" -
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and now you're saying it's not far?


Is this more evidence of GLR's ineffability?
Or a sign of Megan's blood loss which has contributed to declining cognitive abilities ?
Perhaps the brain-eating amoeba has gotten her too now.


Perhaps it is an issue of perception. Perhaps, first seeing only dust, she misjudged the distance. Perhaps, some of the dust is now cleared away, and she can more clearly see their destination.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HereBeUnmappedBits » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:28 am UTC

Ximenez wrote:ReachONG
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Prediction: "Tonight" will be around July 20H.

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Yay! My assumptions are probably wrong!

As for far/not far; 'It's far' was probably in reference to the where the people are relative to tower, whereas 'not far' is probably in comparison to the total distance traveled.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:30 am UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
fhorn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote: <snippety> Also, Megan, you're concerning me. You just said "It's far away" -
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and now you're saying it's not far?


Is this more evidence of GLR's ineffability?
Or a sign of Megan's blood loss which has contributed to declining cognitive abilities ?
Perhaps the brain-eating amoeba has gotten her too now.


Perhaps it is an issue of perception. Perhaps, first seeing only dust, she misjudged the distance. Perhaps, some of the dust is now cleared away, and she can more clearly see their destination.


Perhaps, k.bookbinder, you are a kind-hearted soul who generously will give even a stick figure the benefit of the doubt. For have we, ourselves, not sometimes been blinded by dust, and have needed that dust cleared away to more clearly see our destination???
or, um, something???
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:42 am UTC

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(I'm stuffed, way too many cakes today...)

Edit: I also see no problem with Megan's distance assessment. It's too far away to see clearly, but it's not too far to walk.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:47 am UTC

fhorn wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
fhorn wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote: <snippety> Also, Megan, you're concerning me. You just said "It's far away" -
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and now you're saying it's not far?


Is this more evidence of GLR's ineffability?
Or a sign of Megan's blood loss which has contributed to declining cognitive abilities ?
Perhaps the brain-eating amoeba has gotten her too now.


Perhaps it is an issue of perception. Perhaps, first seeing only dust, she misjudged the distance. Perhaps, some of the dust is now cleared away, and she can more clearly see their destination.


Perhaps, k.bookbinder, you are a kind-hearted soul who generously will give even a stick figure the benefit of the doubt. For have we, ourselves, not sometimes been blinded by dust, and have needed that dust cleared away to more clearly see our destination???
or, um, something???
clearly I'm up past my comatime
also: 300.
penis


Well yes, I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt. After all, they have said so many seemingly dumb things, I would hope that by now they would be improving. Or perhaps Unmappedbits is correct: something may be far to see but not so far to travel to. If that is the case, I suggest they get down and start walking. Molpy up!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:50 am UTC

mscha wrote:Happy 300th, fhorn! Cake for all!
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(I'm stuffed, way too many cakes today...)

Edit: I also see no problem with Megan's distance assessment. It's too far away to see clearly, but it's not too far to walk.


Thanks, mscha! Perhaps it's advisable, when one is full, to practice Waiting for it even when cake is involved.
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Postby AluisioASG » Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:51 am UTC

Tentative first version:

Code: Select all

getUsersPostCount = ->
   postMap = {}
   iter = document.evaluate '//dl[@class="postprofile"]/dd/strong[text()="Posts:"]', document, null, XPathResult.UNORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE, null
   while node = iter.iterateNext()
      userName = node.parentNode.parentNode.firstElementChild.lastElementChild.textContent
      postCount = parseInt node.nextSibling.textContent
      postMap[userName] = postCount
   return postMap

alertRoundPosts = ->
   messages = for userName, postCount of getUsersPostCount() when postCount % 100 is 0
         "#{userName} has #{postCount} posts"
   alert (messages.join '\n')


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var alertRoundPosts, getUsersPostCount;

getUsersPostCount = function() {
  var iter, node, postCount, postMap, userName;
  postMap = {};
  iter = document.evaluate('//dl[@class="postprofile"]/dd/strong[text()="Posts:"]', document, null, XPathResult.UNORDERED_NODE_ITERATOR_TYPE, null);
  while (node = iter.iterateNext()) {
    userName = node.parentNode.parentNode.firstElementChild.lastElementChild.textContent;
    postCount = parseInt(node.nextSibling.textContent);
    postMap[userName] = postCount;
  }
  return postMap;
};

alertRoundPosts = function() {
  var messages, postCount, userName;
  messages = (function() {
    var _ref, _results;
    _ref = getUsersPostCount();
    _results = [];
    for (userName in _ref) {
      postCount = _ref[userName];
      if (postCount % 100 === 0) {
        _results.push("" + userName + " has " + postCount + " posts");
      }
    }
    return _results;
  })();
  return alert(messages.join('\n'));
};


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby fhorn » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:02 am UTC

WalkONG through the wind, walkONG through the rain and you'll never walk alone
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Postby mscha » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:07 am UTC

Way past coma time for me; molpy down.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:10 am UTC

fhorn wrote:WalkONG through the wind, walkONG through the rain and you'll never walk alone
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Oh yes, very good ONG fhorn.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:13 am UTC

mscha wrote:Way past coma time for me; molpy down.
Spoiler:
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I got one more cake, for k.bookbinder's 600th. But nobody eat until (s)he has posted twice more!
Spoiler:
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OK, yes I am cheating AND breaking the rules by double posting. But it is for the sake of cake! So I do hope to be forgiven. Thanks mscha!

Oh, what books a man might bind (there is your hint ;) ) with such a sweet ball of twine. Hey that rhymed!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlueCrab » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:13 am UTC

ChronosDragon wrote:
HES wrote:Marginally unrelated, but due to awesome presents: Even though I'm not doing it deliberately, I feel like such a stalker when I find out things about OTTers through their youtube/steam/blog/website. Especially names and voices. It's also weird seeing the same usernames and avatars elsewhere on the internet... like being caught cheating.

Heh. Yeah. I was almost a little embarrassed when BlitzGirl linked her youtube video with her real name on it...like I had found out something I shouldn't.
Shocked and slightly embarrassed? (30 seconds in, for those who don't enjoy Veggie Tales.) It's kind of like seeing someone in a swimming suit for the first time - you're seeing things that are generally hidden, and it takes a moment or two to register that it's all right!
In fact, if one were to follow a well established chain of accounts, you could somewhat easily find out things about me.<snip>
But the thing is? I wouldn't really even mind. Yeah, it'd be a bit creepy, but I put those things there and I know they are there. So I'm okay with it.
Huh. I wonder if, eventually, some segments of the internet will actually consider this inappropriate, or immodest, or just plain private, in the same way that the parts of the body normally covered by clothes are considered private now, in a lot of places.

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(Pulling out geology-buff hammer.) (Where's Parting_Lance when I need xem?) No scree under those sharp rocks, strikes me as odd. Is that a ziggurat? Or a molpy mound... The rocks are either layered (shale, etc, crumbly) or weathered sandstone. My money's on sandstone. Or basalt. Not granite, anyway. (No, I don't bet much, why do you ask?) Good big-meowlpy country, also good country for snakey surprises and more hyrax-molpies. Over on the right, those semi-regular things protruding - is that some really strange vegetation, or... steps someone put there?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:19 am UTC

Yum, cake! Happy 600th, k.bookbinder!

Cueball's sentence is somewhat odd. I think the εness comes from too many qualifiers stacked together.

"Is walking painful?"
"Is walking not painful?"
"Is walking still not painful?"
"Is walking still not too painful?"

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Postby AluisioASG » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:24 am UTC

Round Post Alert, v0.1.0: [broken link, see signature or website]

ETA:
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Yeah.
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Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:27 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Round Post Alert, v0.1.0: https://gist.github.com/AluisioASG/5938494

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Postby jjjdavidson » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:48 am UTC

I don't know if I'm ever going to get caught up. I haven't been posted for three days, I missed the millipage, I still haven't finished the charts I promised, and only within the last hour have I finally managed to listen to Yappo's latest present present from 15NP ago. But here are at least a few replies, out of the dozens I'd like to write in the hours I don't have:

azule wrote:Here's my Present present. My own little otter^_^. :)

Warning, newborn ahead.
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^_^ Actually, I'm calling him "Squeaks" for now. hehe.

Belated congratulations; he's a fine-looking boy! I see others have already wisely advised you to coma whenever he gives you the chance. Here's my advice: Combine ketchup with putting him to bed─read OTT posts aloud to him. (Remember Tom Selleck, 3 Men and a Baby, reading a vicious boxing match in a Goodnight Moon tone of voice? "It doesn't matter what I read, it's the tone you use.")

@yappobiscuits, @BlitzGirl, @charlie_grumbles:
Spoiler:
@yappobiscuits: I'm delighted by your extended Boom De Yada (needless to say, since I think I was the very first to ask for the second edition─over a month ago *harrumph*). It's as charming as the original. I can't wait to show it to my daughter (who's off at camp). [offtopic]Your video somehow reminds me of Multiple SIDosis, an amazing amateur film by Sid Laverents, who made his living as a one-man band back in the Depression. The youtube quality is horrible; the original was much better, if you can find a copy.[/offtopic]

@BlitzGirl: Your millipaginal comic was delightful! It would take me days to do something like that, and it would never look half so good.

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Where the heck are you? At the top of Kosciusko? I've never seen snow like that on the ground in Aus, except at the top of a few select mountains.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ChronosDragon » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:58 am UTC

AluisioASG wrote:Round Post Alert, v0.1.0: https://gist.github.com/AluisioASG/5938494

ETA:
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Yeah.


Wow. Neat. :D I'm guessing if I fiddled around enough I'd figure it out myself, but how does one add this to greasemonkey? :o
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tman2nd » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:01 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby jjjdavidson » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:02 am UTC

Randall's got an ONG box, he keeps it on the 'net...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:02 am UTC

I'm not surprised, with the injury on/near her knee like that.

Perhaps that's why Megan has been leaning on the structure for the past fewpix.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:03 am UTC

jjjdavidson wrote:I don't know if I'm ever going to get caught up. I haven't been posted for three days, I missed the millipage, I still haven't finished the charts I promised, and only within the last hour have I finally managed to listen to Yappo's latest present present from 15NP ago. But here are at least a few replies, out of the dozens I'd like to write in the hours I don't have:
Spoiler:
azule wrote:Here's my Present present. My own little otter^_^. :)

Warning, newborn ahead.Image^_^ Actually, I'm calling him "Squeaks" for now. hehe.

Belated congratulations; he's a fine-looking boy! I see others have already wisely advised you to coma whenever he gives you the chance. Here's my advice: Combine ketchup with putting him to bed─read OTT posts aloud to him. (Remember Tom Selleck, 3 Men and a Baby, reading a vicious boxing match in a Goodnight Moon tone of voice? "It doesn't matter what I read, it's the tone you use.")

@yappobiscuits, @BlitzGirl, @charlie_grumbles:@yappobiscuits: I'm delighted by your extended Boom De Yada (needless to say, since I think I was the very first to ask for the second edition─over a month ago *harrumph*). It's as charming as the original. I can't wait to show it to my daughter (who's off at camp). [offtopic]Your video somehow reminds me of Multiple SIDosis, an amazing amateur film by Sid Laverents, who made his living as a one-man band back in the Depression. The youtube quality is horrible; the original was much better, if you can find a copy.[/offtopic]

@BlitzGirl: Your millipaginal comic was delightful! It would take me days to do something like that, and it would never look half so good.

@Charlie_grumbles: It's good to hear from you again. I would never have guessed, when she first appeared, that I would someday think, "I miss Fluffy." And I always appreciated your viewpoint11; the world needs its curmudgeons, and I just don't have the talent for it.
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Where the heck are you? At the top of Kosciusko? I've never seen snow like that on the ground in Aus, except at the top of a few select mountains.

My first thought was: "Downwind from the shearing sheds." Maybe I've read too much Nevil Shute. (My excuse: some experience with homes downwind of a chicken-processing plant─yards coated with white in mid-summer.)

partingLance's decree from NP1013: Pictures of vintage scientific instruments. No pictures, but did you know that Geoffrey Chaucer, poet of the Canterbury Tales, wrote a lengthy treatise on the design and use of the astrolabe?
Thyn Astrolabie hath a ring to putten on the thombe of thi right hond in taking the height of thinges. And tak kep, for from henes forthward I wol clepen the heighte of any thing that is taken by the rewle "the altitude," withoute moo wordes.

xpatiate's decree from NP1011: What time-consuming activity have I given up?Coma. Seriously. Image Movies and TV: I used to check the TCM schedule at least a dozen times a week; I doubt I looked at it a dozen times total in June. Other web comics: I still haven't updated my Girl Genius tab since March 25th. Exercise: I should be riding my bike at least several hours a week. Reading: Under more normal circumstances, I finish two or three physical books a week (of four or five I'm reading), but lately I can't finish a book a week. Not only that, but a writer sent me a MS to critique, and after three weeks (or is it five?) I haven't even opened it.

On the other hand, my time on the OTT has noodged me into finally installing LibreOffice, the GIMP, drafting software, wget, and other items on my new Win 7 (*snarl*) box, has made me refresh and expand my limited knowledge of Python (and install and learn a few more useful Python packages like matplotlib), and has for the first time made me learn how to read the internet without a browser, at least enough to compile data for my charts.

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